No, a standard embedded system (like yours) uses the flash drive as a
read only configuration for setup of the node at boot time. It loads the
entire filesystem into RAM, and it runs there. This makes the node
immune to power bumps, sudden resets, drive wear, etc.
What Alan has asked for is a basically an embedded node with a full hard
drive in it, however the hard drive has no moving parts. What Alan gains
is the ability to add some extra software onto his node, but what he
loses is the reliability and compact nature of the embedded file system.
If the power drops out, there is a chance, albeit small, that his node
will be corrupted. The same is not true of the standard embedded setup.
On 29/08/2012 9:09 AM, k7iou1 wrote:
> Dave is my new embedded system the same?
> David k7iou
> On Aug 29, 2012, at 9:05 AM, "ve7ltd" <dcameron@...> wrote:
>> With the 2GB drive, it is operating as the active hard drive, so changes are written directly to it. There is nothing to "sync", as you are running a live file system.
>> So, in other words, there is no need to flash_sync.
>> Your 2GB flash device is no different than a 2GB hard drive.
>> Dave Cameron
>> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Alan M" <vk5wam@...> wrote:
>>> I have installed the new 2gb flash drive obtained from Dave VE7LTD but when I type in flash_sync it does not run and there is the message "command not found". Gone back to the 256mb flash drive at this stage until I sort out the problem. Any suggestions?